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Debbie Gibson
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Background information
Birth name Deborah Ann Gibson
Born August 31, 1970 (1970-08-31) (age 50)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Pop, Dance-pop, Adult Contemporary, pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, teen idol
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1986–present
Labels Atlantic
Associated acts Jordan Knight
Eric Martin

Deborah Ann Gibson (born August 31, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She was very popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s and had many hit songs. In 1988 she became the youngest artist to write, produce, and perform a #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, with her song "Foolish Beat". She remains the youngest female to write, record, and perform a #1 single.

Although never married, Gibson was once engaged to Jonathan Kanterman.

Movies and television

On January 6, 2008 Gibson was on Deal or No Deal along with Corey Feldman as part of an 1980s special.

Gibson co-starred with actor Lorenzo Lamas in the low-budget movie Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus. It was released on May 19, 2009. This movie had 2 million viewers on Syfy in 2009. The movie premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Gibson's former music rival Tiffany had her movie Necrosis (a.k.a. Blood Snow) premiere at the Cannes as well.

Tiffany and Debbie Gibson starred in a Syfy original movie called Mega Python vs. Gatoroid. It aired on January 29, 2011. The pairing was at the suggestion of Tiffany, who wanted to play off their supposed rivalry.

Gibson made a cameo appearance in the 2012 movie Rock of Ages in the ("We're Not Gonna Take It"/"We Built This City") face-off.


Studio albums

  • Out of the Blue (1987)
  • Electric Youth (1989)
  • Anything Is Possible (1990)
  • Body Mind Soul (1993)
  • Think With Your Heart (1995)
  • Deborah (1997)
  • M.Y.O.B. (2001)
  • Colored Lights: The Broadway Album (2003)
  • Ms. Vocalist (2010)



  • Ghostbusters (1984) (uncredited)
  • The Manhattan Project (1986) (uncredited)
  • Sweet Liberty (1986) (uncredited)
  • My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (1999)
  • Wedding Band (2001)
  • Soulkeeper (2001)
  • Celeste in the City (2004)
  • Coffee Date (2006)
  • Body/Antibody (2007)
  • Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus (2009)
  • Mega Python vs. Gatoroid (2011)
  • Rock of Ages (2012)


  • Beverly Hills, 90210 East Side Story (1991)
  • Street Justice as Gabrielle in Backbeat (1991)
  • Step by Step (1995)
  • The Kidsongs Television Show: Fun With Manners (1995)
  • That '80s Show (2002)
  • Maggie Bloom as Maggie Bloom (2000)
  • American Juniors as judge (2003)
  • Skating with Celebrities (2006)
  • Rita Rocks as Cindy Schotz "Old Friends" (2009)
  • Celebrity Ghost Stories (2010)
  • Celebrity Apprentice (2012)

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